Upcoming Stewardship Trips



Okefenokee Adventure Weekend

Join the Georgia Conservancy for a weekend of exploration in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.



Ebenezer Creek Day Paddle

Explore the beautiful and mysterious Ebenezer Creek in Effingham County with the Georgia Conservancy on December 1.

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Experience. Love. Conserve.
This is your Georgia, explore it with the Georgia Conservancy.

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During the next 12 months, we will lead 3,500 people on hiking, paddling, camping and service trips to far-flung natural places, all while celebrating conservation, culture, food, music, diversity and family.

We are in the business of conservation, yes, but to succeed, we must also be in the business of love. Love for the rivers, the barrier islands, the marshes, the plains, the canyons and even the urban parks and the cities that surround them.

We want folks breaking bread on Georgia’s riverbanks or singing songs around a campfire, from the mountains through the coastal plain and to our amazing saltwater-marsh and barrier islands.

Our goal is simple: Create a connection between some of Georgia’s most underutilized, stunning natural places and the people we need to help us protect them.

2018 Stewardship Trips Schedule


February 23-25

Satilla River Weekend Paddle

Starts at $50
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March 10

Bike & Brew with REI

Starts at $75
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JULY 22 (New Date)

Conasauga River Day Snorkel

Starts at $50
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july 27-28 (NEW DATE)

Flint River Paddle at Rocky Bend Retreat

Starts at $150
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August 3-5

Cloudland Canyon Adventure

Starts at $100
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August 17-19 (NEW DATE)

Spring Creek Weekend Paddle

Starts at $40
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September 14-16

Ossabaw Island Service Weekend

Starts at $200
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Yellow River Paddle & Jam

Starts at $40
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September 28-30

Ocmulgee River Weekend Paddle

Starts at $50
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October 13

Arabia Mountain Day Hike

Starts at $15
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october 14

Bike & Brew with REI

Starts at $75
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October 19-21

Sapelo Island Service Weekend

Starts at $180
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November 2-4

Jekyll Island Paddle + Camp

Starts at $75
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November 9-11 

Okefenokee Adventure Weekend

Starts at $155
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Our expanded 2018 schedule offers Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series trips, Georgia Bucket List Adventures, and Service Weekends in every corner of the state, as well as Metro Atlanta Day Trips and REI Adventure Series outings. Fear of missing out on a great time? Become a Georgia Conservancy supporter to receive notification of trip releases and Georgia Conservancy updates!

Thank you to REI for their leadership and support of the Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips Program! Thank you to the many volunteers and partners who make our trips program possible, especially the Georgia Canoeing Association, SweetWater Brewing Company, Sweet Grass Dairy, Cafe Campesino, Keeping it Wild, American Spirit Works, Whitewater Express, Three Rivers Outdoors, SouthEast Adventure Outfitters, Georgia State Parks, Montane Sparkling Water and the many excellent Riverkeepers across the state of Georgia!


The Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series

The Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series introduces people to Georgia's Altamaha, Chattahoochee, Etowah, Flint, Ocmulgee, Ogeechee, Satilla, Savannah and Yellow rivers, as well as Spring Creek near Bainbridge, and includes stops in more than 20 Georgia counties, running through or nearby Savannah, Darien, Thomaston, Albany, Hazlehurst, Hawkinsville, Columbus and Augusta.  Many of the paddle trips are hosted over a full weekend and include the opportunity for camping, hiking and live music.

Service Weekends

The Georgia Conservancy offers a number of opportunities throughout the year that provide participants with the chance to both explore and give back to some of our state's most precious places. Our 2018 Service Weekend schedule includes trips to Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ossabaw Island State Heritage Preserve and Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Len Foote Hike Inn.

Georgia Bucket List Adventures

Our Bucket List Adventures introduce explorers to Georgia's greatest natural treasures and offer exciting and educational experiences that one can remember for a lifetime. Our 2018 Bucket List Adventures include trips to the Cohutta Wilderness Area, Conasauga River, Flint River, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Jekyll Island State Park, and Cloudland Canyon State Park.

If you have any questions regarding our Stewardship Trips Program, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Laura Buckmaster at lbuckmaster@gaconservancy.org